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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/192-09
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1888-1955
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 48 production units.
Name of creator(s): British Law Fire Insurance Co x British Law Insurance Co


Administrative/Biographical history:

This company was established in 1888. The head office was at 5 Lothbury. It was acquired in 1918 by the London Assurance and later by Sun Alliance. Its name was changed to British Law Insurance Company, and it was henceforth based at 31 and 32 King Street. The company undertook all classes of business except life assurance.


Scope and content/abstract:

The records comprise memorandum and articles of association, minutes, instructions for agents and financial records.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

48 hours notice required for access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Ms 14092A-B were returned to the depositor in 1990.

Immediate source of acquisition:

The company's archives have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by Sun Alliance at various dates from 1968. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For records of the London Assurance see CLC/B/192-26; for Sun Insurance see CLC/B/192/A to H.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
January to May 2011.

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